Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
June 27, 2020
Toronto – On November 13, 2002, the Government of Canada, by Royal Proclamation declared June 27th of each year, Canadian Multiculturalism Day. On this Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we recognize and acknowledge Canada’s rich diversity and the significant contributions that ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping and enriching our great country, Canada.
“These are indeed difficult times wherein our very existence and values are being challenged by not only the unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 but also by the human voices for equality and dignity. We must stand together and continue to build bridges of understanding and mutual respect and thereby combat these challenges and in our diversity nurture a more safe, harmonious, and inclusive society” said Dominic Campione, President of the Canadian Ethnocultural Council. (CEC).
“As we celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day, let us reflect on Canada’s rich diversity which is a testament to the principle that by working together we can preserve and advance the precious values of equality, mutual respect, and democracy which have contributed to making Canada such a great country. Multiculturalism is a fundamental part of our Canadian identity and one of our greatest strengths. Let us come together on Canadian Multiculturalism Day and proudly celebrate our rich and vibrant diversity and thereby embrace our identity and heritage”, concludes Dominic Campione.
The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is a non-profit, nonpartisan coalition of national ethnocultural organizations. The CEC works to promote the understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada thereby ensuring equal opportunity and dignity for all Canadians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, and ancestry, as defined in The Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.
For more information contact: Dominic Campione
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
c/o 2904 Highway 7 West, Unit 102, Vaughan ON, L4K 0K4
Tel.: (905) 761-9100, Ext 202
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